Montepuez Ruby mine (Camp Montepuez Ruby Mining), Montepuez District, Cabo Delgado Province, Mozambique
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||13° 5' 48'' South , 39° 20' 36'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-13.09667,39.34361|
|Owned/operated by:||Gemfields plc (75%)|
|Köppen climate type:||Aw : Tropical savanna, wet|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||, Distrito de Montepuez, Província de Cabo Delgado, Moçambique|
The ruby deposit is located south of Namanhumbire village about 30 km east of
Montepuez town on the way to Pemba. The deposit is localized in a eponymous tectonic unit mainly composed of strongly deformed gneiss and quartzite, with
a few marble lenses.
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This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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|Neoproterozoic - Mesoproterozoic|
541 - 1600 Ma
|Stenian - Ectasian|
1000 - 1400 Ma
|Mesoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks|
Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1400 Ma)
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529.